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Status: Gathering Kudos

Hey all,

Although not really a 'cool idea', I think it would be very useful for runners with a Strava subscription to also have access to a range of preparatory/off-season training plans, such as base building plans for various mileages. The way the training plans are currently available right on Strava, have a starting date based on the race day, and are delivered every single day to your inbox is immensely helpful (and I know, they're not integrated into Strava which is unfortunate, but they're very handy nonetheless). I PRed in my 10K by 5 minutes thanks to these training plans, so I'm very in favour of them.

That's just my view on the matter. Please do let me know what your thoughts are on this and I hope it gets through to the Strava team!


Status changed to: New Idea
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Hey @toga,

If you don't mind could you expand on your idea?
Could you give an example of what you would describe "off season" training plans? What would you like your "Base Build" to look like?

For context, I'm asking for you to paint the picture this way so those who are voting & our engineers would have a full understand of the plan you would like to see.

STRAVA | Community Hub Team


@toga we haven’t heard back from you and will be archiving this idea unless you update us within a week. Thanks!



Apologies for the late reply @Bryant and @Soren.

My idea of off-season running would be a specific, consistent mileage per week. So an off-season training plan would consist of fitness maintenance running - so easy runs, cross-training (such as cycling or swimming, however this wouldn’t need to be specified), as well as some workouts to prevent training stagnation.

Another type of training plan would be base building, which could consist of mainly easy runs (and, later on, speed and tempo runs) that would build mileage over several weeks. The user could have a choice of different mileages they’d like to achieve before starting their plan, such as 40, 50 or 60 miles per week (could they also be offered in kilometres?).

The most important aspect of these training plans that would benefit runners would be the consistency and structure that would be offered to them. This could reduce risk of injury and overtraining and could ultimately help runners become more prepared for more race-specific training and workouts.

That’s all I had in mind - hope it helps!


Status changed to: Gathering Kudos

Thanks for the additional details, your idea to implement base build training plans has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.